Was sitting in the car dealer earlier today, getting that seasonal oil change, playing with the iPad and Pinning up a storm, when this played over the waiting room speakers. Ahh… what memories.
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited Long Term Update 3 (motortrend.com)
- Herding Cats: Kindle Fire vs. iPad, Siri Data Usage and Keeping New Years Resolutions (savings.com)
- Get started with the iPad and iPad mini (macworld.com)
- 60 Days Later, The iPad Mini Is Still, Without A Doubt, The Real iPad (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
Well I actually uploaded the tune to SoundCloud the other night. But the moment of truth came when I heard it online. I quickly deleted it. Funny how that is. I can really like something but the second it goes online I can hear all the flaws and shortcomings. It’s the same thing with photography too.
I’ve developed this tentative theory that the www is sort of like a group brain. Once we post something, even if nobody has heard or seen it, all sorts of potential intuitive ‘feedback’ comes back. Just a theory. But it does seem to work that way with me, anyhow.
Long and the short of it—I’m still learning more about sound editing and am keeping Evil Mystik in mind as I do. I HOPE I can get a version out. But just when… not sure.
- Evil Mystik (mclark.wordpress.com)
- “Evil Mystik” might get a second life (mclark.wordpress.com)
- Don’t trust the machines… (mclark.wordpress.com)
- Better to burn out than it is to rust… (mclark.wordpress.com)
I’ve busy over the past few days. It’s been a bit frustrating because when I did have some creative time, I was making great gains with my Telecaster Plus on my tune-in-progress, “Are you an evil mystik…” After cleaning off the strings with dish soap (a trick I learned to make them sound new without having to restring the guitar) I tested out some post-processing guitar effects.
I’m still undecided if I’ll put the guitar through my amp, mixer or just plug it directly into my laptop. So many options in the 21C. In the old days, the big decision was whether to go with a tube amp (like Fender or Marshall) or a solid state one (like Fender Squire or Ross). Solid state amps don’t sound quite as warm and full as tube amps, but they tend to be cleaner and tighter.
Another factor impeding the release of my tune is my 50-year-old epidermis. I actually sliced a finger on a guitar string while practicing, trying to get the callouses back on my fingertips! That would have never happened in my 20s or 30s. Oh well… I’ll keep on rockin’ as long as I can, Band-Aids and all..
And don’t laugh kids, it’ll happen to you too!
- fender super champ x2: recording with speaker unplugged (gearslutz.com)
- Mic Tube Preamp for Electric guitar (gearslutz.com)
- Tube amp troubleshooting… (gearslutz.com)
- Evaluating an Overdrive Pedal (guitargear.org)
- Fire! Jimi Hendrix’s ‘favourite’ smashed and burned guitar returns from the dead (independent.co.uk)
- Pawn Shop Guitar (insaneeye.wordpress.com)
- Awesome Homemade Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar (techeblog.com)
- Looking for noisy, spacey, atypical guitar pedal effects… (ask.metafilter.com)
- The Long and Winding Road (littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com)
Correction… some might have noticed that I pulled a mini-review of the cliche ridden Mission Impossible
Correction… some might have noticed that I pulled a mini-review of the cliche ridden Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol soon after posting it. That’s because the bad guy was Swedish, not Russian as I’d said. I guess by the time he’d entered the film I was already falling asleep.
I still think it was a borderline effort… more like a sponsored ad for face recognition technology than a serious film. The only saving grace was the supporting cast, which made it just interesting enough to watch to the end.
Otherwise, I can’t understand why this film did so well. Maybe I’m just an old dinosaur with different expectations than the newer generation of spy movie audiences, which generally give this film a positive rating.
- DVD Tuesday – Mission Impossible, Shame & Frozen Planet (fox2now.com)
- SHINee in Reebok’s Commercial (koreanvitamin.wordpress.com)
- Mission Impossible Squirrel [VIDEO] (sheehy1.com)
- Brad Bird Says He’s Unlikely to Return for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5; Talks About Changing GHOST PROTOCOL’s Ending During Filming (collider.com)
- Dee Karl: Isles Rebuild: Mission Impossible? (hockeybuzz.com)
- Impossibly Good-Looking Josh Holloway Accepts a New Mission (popsugar.com)
- Video: Mission Impossible 4 car chase (topgear.com)
- Movie Commentary: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (inserttitlethere.wordpress.com)
- Tom Cruise Shows Jeremy Renner The Mission Impossible Ropes (popsugar.com)
- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (thegallant.com)
- Product placement in pictures: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (brandsandfilms.com)
- Crappy Movies Not to Netflix: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (smartassguy.wordpress.com)
- DVD Review: Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol (thepeoplesmovies.com)
- Best Film of the Year (?) and a Couple More (mortadofilth.wordpress.com)
- Paula Patton On ‘Mission Impossible’ Return; ‘It Would Be So Much Fun!’ [VIDEO] (socialitelife.com)
- Tom Cruise To Make ‘Top Gun 2′ Before ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ (screenrant.com)
- #19 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (mymoviechallenge2012.wordpress.com)
- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (dolphinandwhale.wordpress.com)
I was talking on Facebook earlier this morning about synchronicity, magic and spirituality. Then later at Mass, this reading sort of stood out:
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
It seemed like a funny kind of synchronicity in itself.
- Missal Moments V: “The mystery of faith” (hughosb.wordpress.com)
- At closing Mass, Pope tells youth to follow Christ through his Church (onecatholicnews.wordpress.com)
- Colossians 2: 9 , 10 (jantzika.wordpress.com)
- The Reintroduction of Jesus Christ (Part Two) (lifebrook.wordpress.com)
- A Lesson on Corpus Christi Sunday (knightswalk.wordpress.com)
- What are you called? (nathangilreath.wordpress.com)
- Moments (mamadoveonabox.wordpress.com)
- Christ is our Life! (edenministriesonline.com)
- Faith Proved Genuine (wdednh.wordpress.com)
- Our Resurrection and Exaltation In Christ (gospelbondservant.com)
Not too long ago someone asked me at AllExperts.com about all those people who claim to see recurring numbers in their lives. Clearly some think the whole idea is pure hogwash while others take it quite seriously. Some of the theoretical problems with the idea are discussed here:
- Why do millions claim that they “keep seeing the same number” (allexperts.com)
- Ufos and Jungian Archetypes (socyberty.com)
- Carl Jung Action Figure ! (sporeflections.wordpress.com)
- The Apollonian and Dionysian Struggle Within The Human Personality PART TWO (epages.wordpress.com)
- Many cultural manifestations of religiosity are surreptitious efforts to avoid actual religious experence of God�Fundamentalism spends its anxious time trying to defend the secondary minutae of historic claims. (quotationsbook.com)
- Sri Aurobindo on synchronicity (auromere.wordpress.com)
- An Overview of Jungian Psychology (helpingpsychology.com)
- 5 Basic Factors for Happiness, According to Carl Jung. (happiness-project.com)
- Book Review: The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images by Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) (seattlepi.com)
I was delighted to see this new addition to TPL’s online database, especially since I’ve been advocating that TPL subscribe to Oxford Online.
There are many other great Oxford Online reference works that I’d like to see listed at TPL’s web site but this is a great start!
Although I realize that only Toronto residents (and other subscribing cities, libraries and individuals) can enjoy this database, I hope to get some of the best of it out in simple, understandable language that anyone can understand and think about.
That’s what Earthpages is all about. Less elitism and mystification. More understanding and positive change.
Remember H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man?
Well how about Star Trek‘s Romulan cloaking device?
The key here is i-n-v-i-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-y and scientists are now saying it may become fact instead of fiction in the not too distant future.
It all has something to do with bending light waves around objects.
Don’t believe me?
Check out this article in Discover:
(from a tweet by JayOatway)